When I was a younger man, I would have been able to stop this.” That was what I was thinking in that moment when the world went slow-mo and I was on the way to one of the most ungraceful public sidewalk tumbles in the history of Wise County.
We were waiting for a table at a popular restaurant and I decided to make a quick trip up the block to check something out. “Trip” turned out to be the operative word. There were only three or four little steps to ascend, but I didn’t lift my foot quite high enough to clear the top one. I stumbled forward and tried to get my legs back under me, but the old knees wouldn’t support the extra weight from visiting too many popular restaurants and I was soon flopping on the sidewalk. Fortunately, I didn’t face plant.